Four Reasons to Journal

I have tons of hobbies. I write, sing, read, knit, ect., but my favorite thing to do is journal. I just love writing down my memories, thoughts, and dreams. Although it may not be for everyone, I’m going to give you 4 reasons why you should give it a shot.

Reason #1: Helps Relieve Stress. Sometimes the events of our every day lives can become overwhelming, and you just feel like you can’t even think straight. Well it really helps to write your thoughts feelings down. It enables you to free your mind and think more clearly. It is like having a personal therapist anytime you need one.

Reason #2: You Can Look Back. A great thing about journaling is that you are able to look back and see what you’ve gone through. Also if you ever need to smile, try to flip through your journal and find a happy memory.

Reason #3: Sharpens Your Memory. When you write down the events of your day, you are digging back into your mind; therefore, it will make you remember it longer. Plus, the mere act of writing something down is good for memory too.

Reason #4: You Can Pass It Down. One of the biggest reasons to journal is so that you will have something to pass down to your children that they can pass down to their children and so on and so on. People will be able to see what your life was like, and they can still feel connected to you many years after you are gone.

So why not give it a try? You might really enjoy it! Just buy a journal (leather ones work very well), and get yourself a favorite pen, and write away! 🙂

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Just Let Life Happen.

You know what freaks me out sometimes? Things that I can’t control. Personally I am a perfectionist and I love when I can just make things run smoothly. But I have some bad news for everyone like me.

YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING!

Bummer, I know, but it’s so true. Think about it this way.. If you could control every single detail of your life, wouldn’t it be boring? If we could control everything, we would know exactly what was going to happen all the time! We would never go through trials that made us stronger. We wouldn’t make any mistakes to learn from. We would miss so many opportunities in life!

Now don’t get me wrong, it is wise to prepare for anything you may face, but don’t stress over it! People (me included) take up so much time stressing over things, and once whatever you stressed out about is over, you realize it went better than you could have even imagined. Most of the things people worry and stress about NEVER even happen. You can be your own worst enemy sometimes!

So next time something is coming up and you don’t know how to handle it, just let go, and JUST LET LIFE HAPPEN.